Generating a SSL CSR in IIS 7

Click Start, then Administrative Tools, then Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  • Click on the server name.

  • From the center menu, double-click the "Server Certificates" button in the "Security" section (it is near the bottom of the menu).

  • Next, from the "Actions" menu (on the right), click on "Create Certificate Request." This will open the Request Certificate wizard.

  • In the "Distinguished Name Properties" window, enter the information as follows:

    Common Name - The name through which the certificate will be accessed (usually the fully-qualified domain name, e.g., or

    Organization - The legally registered name of your organization/company.

    Organizational unit - The name of your department within the organization (frequently this entry will be listed as "IT," "Web Security," or is simply left blank).

    City/locality - The city in which your organization is located.

    State/province - The state in which your organization is located.

    Country/region - If needed, you can find your two-digit country code in our list.

  • Click Next.

  • In the "Cryptographic Service Provider Properties" window, leave both settings at their defaults (Microsoft RSA SChannel and 2048) and then click next.

  • Enter a filename for your CSR file.

    Remember the filename that you choose and the location to which you save it. You will need to open this file as a text file and copy the entire body of it (including the Begin and End Certificate Request tags) into the online order process when prompted.

Source: digicert


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